An Alabama woman is being called ‘selfish,’ ‘vacuous,’ and even a murderer for refusing to wear a mask — until three of her family members died.
But then this fall, her aunt, uncle, and grandpa all and died — after which Jada showed her TikTok ‘haters’ that she was finally wearing a mask to Starbucks.
Jada Woods from Hayden, Alabama is being called ‘selfish,’ ‘vacuous,’ and even a murderer for refusing to wear a mask — until three of her family members died
Rules don’t apply! She has taken to TikTok to complain about mask mandates, revealing that she stopped wearing them to go into stores whenever she could get away with it
Jada has since deleted all of her anti-mask content from TikTok, likely due to a wave of backlash — but not before @davenewworld_2 shared a compilation of them on Twitter.
‘Is it just me, or are masks actually not required?’ Jada, a vocal Trump supporter, said in on TikTok video while filming herself in her car.
‘It’s just the sign that says, “Masks are required.” For government reasons I guess, I don’t know.
‘But lately, I forget my mask and I go up to a store and it says “Masks required” and I’m like, crap. I’m just gonna go in anyway and see if they let me in. [I] never have anything said to me, so now I just don’t wear it. Nobody says anything!’
It does not seem to occur to Jada that people may keep quiet because they fear an aggressive confrontation. Since the pandemic began, dozens of viral videos have shown anti-maskers yelling, screaming, and even destroying property when they’ve been asked to put a mask on.
Jada may not have been the only member of her family to avoid wearing masks, and soon she had shared some sad personal news with her followers.
Recently, she lost an aunt, and uncle, and a grandpa to COVID-19, and shared TikTok videos on the way to some of the funerals
‘My aunt didn’t make it either,’ she said in one TikTok video. ‘So, my dad lost his sister and his dad in the same week’
‘I’m on the way to my uncle’s funeral — the one who called me his little girlfriend growing up because I thought he was strong like Walker, Texas Ranger,’ she said in another video, appearing to be on the verge of tears.
‘Tomorrow, I’ll be on the way to my Papa’s funeral. My dad’s best friend,’ she went on, now beginning to cry.
According to Daily Dot, Jada admitted in the caption of her since-deleted TikTok video that she had not taken the coronavirus pandemic seriously until her family began getting sick, writing: ‘I never took COVID serious until now.
‘Praying for all the families going through the tragedies of the virus. #prayforme #covid19’
According to his obituary, Jada’s Papa, her grandfather, died on November 15 at the age of 78. He left behind a wife, four siblings, two sons, three daughters, 19 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
One of those three daughters followed him soon after.
Jada later explained that on the day of her grandpa’s funeral, her aunt was sedated and on a ventilator with COVID-19 herself, and had ‘no idea that her dad’s funeral is tomorrow. She’s gonna wake up in a few weeks to the news.’
No sympathy: When she asked for prayers, some told the Trump supporter she brought it on herself
Finally! In a more recent video, she told ‘haters’ she was putting a mask on to go into Starbucks
Just four days later, on November 19, her aunt died as well. She was just 50.
‘My aunt didn’t make it either,’ she said in another TikTok video. ‘So, my dad lost his sister and his dad in the same week.
Finally, after losing three family members to the pandemic, Jada appears to have learned her lesson — or at least, she is tired of standing up to ‘haters.’
‘Hey, for all you haters, I’m putting this mask on to go into Starbucks to get my coffee,’ she said in a more recent video as she pulled a sequined mask across her face.
Jada’s clips have earned an incredible amount of backlash on Twitter and Reddit, with commenters slamming her for her behavior.
‘I feel like a bad person, but I’m not finding a lot of empathy in my heart for her. Who knows how many people she murdered with her flippancy before it started affecting her personally? So selfish,’ wrote one.
Backlash: Jada’s clips have earned an incredible amount of backlash on Twitter and Reddit, with commenters slamming her for her behavior
‘Surely nobody could actually be this vacuous in real life?’ commented another.
‘Pretty sad that people must die for them to get a clue,’ said yet another, while one called her a ‘sad vacuous soul.’
‘Until it affects them, they don’t care. These are the same people who say: “All Lives Matter” but don’t practice what they preach. Wear a damn Mask!!! It saves Lives!!!’ wrote one more.
Some have been angry that Jada doesn’t actually seem to have learned anything from her family tragedy after all.
‘She doesn’t seem like she changed her mind at all… she said “for all you haters, I’m putting this mask on” like she still doesn’t believe it…’ wrote one commenter.
Priorities: Though Jada has removed all of the videos that are going viral, she has left up one in which she responds to a commenter telling her how pretty she is
‘I pray that the heartache leads her to think of others in the future without having to be personally impacted first,’ said another.
‘I’m sad that people around her died, but I don’t feel bad for this person. She bragged about not wearing a mask, and ONLY AFTER IT PERSONALLY AFFECTED HER did she “change her tune.” Not only that, but she goes as far as to call other people out in her last video,’ said a Reddit commenter. ‘
‘She had her family die from the virus and she still refers to people as haters when told to wear a mask? She needs to go,’ another added.
Though Jada has removed all of the videos that are going viral, she has left up one in which she responds to a commenter telling her how pretty she is.
She also appears to still be having indoor mask-free gatherings with other members of her family.
Through the roof: This comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in Alabama are soaring and breaking records
Among those who have died in Alabama in the past week is former state senator Larry Dixon, 78 — who reportedly told his wife on his death bed: ‘We messed up’
This comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in Alabama are soaring and breaking records.
On Tuesday, 4,436 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, and 2,097 COVID-19 patients were treated at Alabama hospitals. The state has a seven-day average of 1,902 hospitalizations per day.
Tuesday also had 50 new COVID-19 deaths in the state.
Among those who have died in Alabama in the past week is former state senator Larry Dixon, 78 — who reportedly told his wife on his death bed that they’d made a mistake.
‘Sweetheart, we messed up. We just dropped our guard,’ he said, according to Dr. David Thrasher, a pulmonologist and friend of Dixon’s.